The United Service Magazine, Volume 125

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Page 287 - Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest ; Fate never wounds more deep the generous heart Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart.
Page 572 - I must observe, that although we had such a superiority of numbers employed in the operations of this day, the troops actually engaged in the heat of the action were, from unavoidable circumstances, only the 5th, 9th...
Page 231 - You have eaten my salt," he said, " these thirteen years. If, as is too plain, you are resolved to seek a new master, grant me but one favor in requital for that long period of maintenance and kindness — enable me to die with honour. Stand by the brother of Futteh Khan...
Page 81 - The ground flies beneath their horses' feet ; gathering speed at every stride, they dash on towards that thin red streak, topped with a line of steel. The Turks fire a volley at eight hundred yards, and run.
Page 485 - Nanpara, made a forced march on the night of the 30th to the vicinity of Bankee, where the enemy had loitered under the Nana. He was surprised and attacked with great vigour, driven through a jungle which he attempted to defend, and finally into and across the Raptee, the 7th hussars entering that river with the fugitives. The next...
Page 571 - Obidos when he heard that the riflemen had advanced in pursuit of the enemy, was enabled to effect their retreat to that village. They have since remained in possession of it, and the enemy have retired entirely from the neighbourhood.
Page 271 - ... excited to the highest degree, with flashing eyes and nervous tread, rolled on in one vast wave. The grey-haired veteran of many fights rode with his sword drawn at their head ; keen was his eye as when in the pride of youth he led the stormers at St Sebastian. His staff crowded round him. Hope, too, with his towering form and gentle smile, was there, leading, as ever was his wont, the men by whom he was loved so well.
Page 228 - ... situated, the first care of the Brigadier was to master the weapon of his adversary. He snatched at it, but one of his fingers met the edge of the trenchant blade. He quickly withdrew his wounded hand, and adroitly replaced it over that of his adversary, so as to keep fast the hilt of his shumsheer.
Page 108 - General, the expression of the high consideration with which I have the honour to be your very humble and obedient servant, " ' The Chief of the Staff, Count MOLTRE.
Page 571 - ... celerity, a sufficient number of troops, and of cannon, to support those which had first ascended. The loss of the enemy has, however, been very great ; and he left three pieces of cannon in our hands, , I cannot sufficiently applaud the conduct of the troops throughout this action. The enemy's positions were formidable, and he took them up with his usual ability and celerity, and defended them most gallantly.

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